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Delicious international cuisine, new bar playing all your favorite tunes and the best location on White Beach! Location Address: Station 2 Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3758 | (02) 852-7789 to 91 Page 19 Email: F-4 Website:


Issue #9 November 2011 - February 2012


Barry Chew Editor-in-Chief

Michael Sweeney Associate Editor

Roselle Tenefrancia Ray Tabafunda Janice Cabcabin Barry Chew Vesta Hsiao Leif-Roar Kjerstad Dustin Pratt Damien Francis

Mark Anthony Fernandez

Mabuhay .............................................. 6 Geography ............................................ 7 Weather . .............................................. 8 Tourist Season ...................................... 8 Getting Here ......................................... 9 Getting In . ..........................................10 Getting Around . ..................................11 Money ................................................12 Communication ..................................12 Visa Extensions . .................................13 Coupons .............................................14 Map 7 Boracay Island ..........................15 Map 1 Station 1................................... 16 Map 2 Station 1 and Sation 2 . .............18


Map 3 Station 2 ..................................20

Paolo Javier

Map 4 Station 3 ..................................22

Graphic Design


Barry Chew

Tel: 288 9999 Acknowledgements

Cover shot by Paolo Javier . Copyright 2009 by BMJ Media Corp. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, in whole or in part without the express prior written permission of the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility to any party for the content of any advertisement in this publication, including any errors and omissions therein. By placing an order for an advertisement, the advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher against any claims relating to the advertisement.

Map 5 Bulabog . ..................................24 Map 6 D’Mall ......................................26 Hotels and Resorts . ............................28 Shopping ............................................56

White Beach ..................................56

D’Mall . ..........................................58

D’Talipapa . ....................................58

Plazoleta ........................................60

Boracay Restaurants . .........................62 Top 10 things to do in Boracay.............85 Bars, Pubs and Clubs . ........................90 Spa and Massage ...............................96 Diving ...............................................103 Things to Do..................................... 108 Directory........................................... 126 MyBoracay Adventures..................... 128


Mabuhay! Welcome to the tropical paradise of Boracay Island! It’s 4km long, powder white sand beach and crystal clear turquoise water has been voted one of the best beaches in the world. Boracay Island is about 7km long, and has several remote beaches around the island, as well as Bulabog Beach, which is the best kiteboarding and watersports beach in Asia. Boracay is a vacationer’s paradise, with luxury 5 star hotels, through traditional bungalows; something for anyone’s budget and taste. There are all kinds of activities on the island, most famous for the diving, kiteboarding, and windsurfing. There are many fantastic restaurants on the island with flavors from around the world. Boracay is above all else famous for it’s nightlife, with pubs, bars and dance clubs that are jumping late into the night. Take the time to get acquainted with the information in this book to help you find what you need to make your stay the most incredible vacation yet. Enjoy paradise and remember to keep smiling, you are officially on vacation!


Geography Boracay is in the province of Aklan, located in Panay. This is the center of the Philippines. These central islands are the Visayas, region 6.



Boracay Island


The Island of Boracay is shaped like a dog bone. It is about 7 km long, and 1 km wide at it’s narrowest. White Beach and Bulabog beach are the primary and secondary tourism beaches, both located opposite of each other.

Panay Island

Boracay is located 2km from Caticlan, the mainland gateway for sea and air access to Boracay. There are ports both in the south of Boracay, Cagban Port and Tambisaan port (only used in Habagat season) as well as in Caticlan (Jetty Port) to ferry passengers across the Tabon Strait. Boracay is separated into three districts; Yapak in the North, ManocManoc in the South and Balabag in the center. It is common to use the boat stations of White Beach for reference to a location. Boat Station 1 in the north, Boat Station 2 in the center, and Boat Station 3 in the south. Boracay has 12 beaches. White Beach is the most famous with most of Boracay’s establishments lined along the 4km long beach and footpath. Bulabog Beach, directly opposite, is the secondary water sports beach which is protected by a great reef. There is also the beautiful and undeveloped Puka Shell Beach in the north. The remaining other beaches are either deserted, remote, or have private resorts and villas. You can access nearly all beaches by a series of paved or gravel roads, or by sea.



Amihan - High Season (November to March) 25-32°C (77-90°F) Cool at night and warm day time, moderate rain, northeasterly to easterly winds Summer (April / May / June) 28-38°C (82-100°F) Hot and mostly dry, sometimes easterly to southeasterly trade winds. Habagat - Low Season (May/June to September/October) 25-32°C (77-90°F) Winds from the southwest, moderate to heavy rainfall, humid

Tourist Season

The Low Season is when the winds blow “westward” into White Beach. There is more rain than usual, but there are also fewer tourists, better prices on accommodations, and other lower prices on goods and services. The low season begins in May, and ends in October. During High Season, the winds come from the east side of the island, and White Beach is protected. The wind blows out to sea, leaving the beach pristinely clean and generally calm. It is winter in the northern hemisphere, and tourists come in numbers seeking sun, heat, beach and party. High Season starts in October and ends in May. The Peak Season is when tourism is at its height. This includes Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, and Holy Week (Easter Week). Some resorts have a +10% to +25% premium on their rooms, and the island gets fully booked. Make sure you book as far in advance as possible.


Getting Here By Air: Caticlan is a small airport 20 minutes from Boracay. There are domestic flights from Manila, Cebu and Clark. A motorized trike will take you to the Jetty Port, less than five minutes away. This is definitely the preferred airport for ease and convenience. Due to the small size of the runway, smaller turboprop airplanes are used. Kalibo Airport is a larger airport 90 minutes from Boracay. There are some international flights and it can accommodate larger jet airplanes. An air-conditioned van service can take you from Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port for 200 PhP or you can take an open air Jeepney for 65 Php.

Caticlan Airport

PLACE / DESTINATION Angeles (Clark Field) Baguio Banaue Bohol Cebu Davao La Union Makati Manila Pagsanjan Palawan Subic Bay Tagaytay

KMS. 509 677 739 449 378 960 721 415 421 353 571 483 353

Airlines that serve Caticlan and Kalibo from Manila/Cebu (in order of price for early booking through the website)

By Land: The Strong Nautical Highway is a both an overland route and a series of Roll-on/Roll-off ferries. The trip is 12-16 hours with stopovers and dependant on sea conditions. It’s locally known as the RORO Boracay route. (A/C bus 1500 PhP) LAND Manila  Batangas - 2-3 hours SEA Batangas  Calapan - 2-3 hours LAND Calapan  Roxas | 2-3 hours SEA Roxas  Caticlan - 3-4 hours

Caticlan to Boracay Helicopter transfer see page 129 Private plane charters see page 125

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White Beach

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Cagban Jetty Port

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Caticlan Jetty Port Caticlan Airport

1. Caticlan Airport to Caticlan Port – After getting out of the small airport, there will be a lineup of Motor Tricycles. The ride costs 50 PhP per trike for the five-minute trip to the port. You may also want to drop by BIGGAME in front of Caticlan Airport Departure area and enjoy over 120 casino games. Get lucky on your first drop at Boracay and win big! 2. Caticlan Port to Boracay Port – The Jetty Port has Bangka pump boats that ferry between the Caticlan mainland and Boracay Island from Sunrise to Sunset. There are sometimes ferries after dark, but not reliably so. The Bangka trip is 25 PhP, however non-residents also pay a 75 PhP environmental fee, and a 50 PhP Terminal fee. You need to get these tickets outside the Jetty Port before you enter. The trip from the mainland to the island is about 15 minutes. If you have heavy luggage, there are porters to assist you at 20 PhP per item tip. Depending on the season, you will arrive at one of two Boracay Ports – Cagban Port in the High Season and Tambisaan Port in the Low Season. 3. Boracay Port to White Beach – The distance from either port to White Beach is about 10 minutes. There will be a long line of motortrikes to take you from the port to White Beach. This trip is 100 PhP per motortrike. 4. White Beach – The Motortrikes cannot go right down to the beach and will leave you on the Main Road next to a path that leads down to White Beach. The larger paths have pedal trikes that can take you down to your resort, or you can walk the five minutes. The Motortrike drivers should know the right place to drop you off.



Getting Around Most visitors to Boracay stay on or near White Beach so it is convenient to travel by foot. It’s about an hour walk from one end of the beach to the other. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the footpath and beach. There are motorbikes with sidecars on the main road running parallel to White Beach. The fare between boat stations is 10 PhP. You can also hire a trike driver to take you around the island for 150PhP/Hour. This is a good way to visit other beaches such as Puka Shell Beach, or the highest point on Boracay, Mt. Luho View Point. You can also rent bicycles from Patio Pacific and vendors on White Beach for around 200 PhP per hour. Wear a helmet and go slow. Motorcycles can be rented from some vendors near Regency and in front of Budget Mart for around 600 PhP for two hours. You can also hop around to the island’s remote beaches (Island Hopping) by Paraw, native canoe type sailboat. They are all over White Beach and should be around 500 PhP per hour with crew. Popular trips are to Puka Shell Beach, up and down White Beach, sunset sails, and around the Island (weather permitting). There are also ATVs and off road buggies available for rent on the main road and past station one.



The currency is the Philippine Peso (PhP). Bill denominations are: 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 pesos. If possible, bring your cash in 500 PhP denominations as you will find that getting change for 1000 peso bill can be difficult at times. ATMs dispense in 500 PhP bills. There are ATMs on White Beach, at D’Mall, and on the main road that will accept foreign debit/ bank cards. During high and peak season the ATM’s tend to run out of cash and are not refilled till the next business day, so take out money early in the day and before the weekend. Foreign Currency is best exchanged at the banks or money changing stores. Only the larger restaurants and hotels accept credit cards including MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Personal checks are generally not accepted. Traveler’s checks get a lower exchange rate and should be changed at Allied Bank or the Boracay Tourist center. The Tourist Center will also give cash advances on credit cards (7%+ fee), and safe deposit boxes are available for rent.

Communication Boracay Island is serviced by two mobile providers, SMART and GLOBE. They have good reception through most of the island. Visitors can purchase a SIM card with phone number for 65 PhP and then purchase loads (user minutes) in amounts as low as 10 pesos. Text messages are definitely the main form of local communication at a cost of 1 peso per text. (The Philippines is the text message capital of the world). Talk time is more expensive between 6 to 8 pesos per minute. International text messages are quite affordable (most countries 20 PhP).


Landline calls are cheaper, and best for international calls. There are several International Phone booths along the White Beach footpath and in D’Mall. Some resorts also have international phone service, but generally at higher rates. Philippine country code is +63. Boracay’s area code is (036). My Boracay Guide’s phone number calling from overseas would be +63 36 288-9999. Boracay has several internet cafes along White Beach, at the Tourist Information Center, and in D’Mall. Half hour is 25-35 PhP, one hour is 50-70 PhP. Connections are not very fast, but sufficient to email home. There is a post office in the Tourist Information Center, as well as Balabag Plaza behind Station One. There is one LBC branch in station 3 on the main road for all your shipping needs. There is a local newspaper that cover many of the events and happenings on the island called the “Boracay Sun”. You can find this at many of the popular establishments on the island. There are three major FM Radio Stations, Yes FM 91.1, Easy Rock 93.5 and Radio Boracay 106.1.

Visa Extensions The Bureau of Immigration (BOI) can extend visitor visas as well as process other changes required in visa status. For visa extensions you will be required to make photocopies of your passport and fill out a visa application form. The cost varies depending on your visa and desired length of stay. You can expect to pay 3,030.00 PhP for 38-day extension. Please extend 1-2 weeks before visa expires to avoid penalty. There is a dress code so don’t wear board shorts or tank tops. Located on the main road inside Nirvana Resort, best to go on Mondays and Tuesdays, 8-12 and 1-5. For more information call 2885267 (Boracay) 5007601 (Kalibo).

Valid until February 15, 2012

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Red Coconut

10% off all beach, snorkel and dive equipment purchases (cannot be combined with other offers).

One Free order of coconut shrimp with every seafood platter.

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Cocomangas Shooter Bar Est. 1987 50% Off-Enjoy one local spirit(30ml) with mix, includes Tanduay Rum,Gilbey’s Gin, Antonov Vodka, and/or White Castle Whiskey.

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Crab House Free appetizer or soft drink for every order of a crab dish

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15% off all dive equipment (cannot be used on already discounted items)

10% off all Tapas

Nagisa Coffee Shop

SPR Real Estate Inc.

10% off any menu item in Nagisa Coffee shop and restaurant

Tropicana Ocean Villas 10% off on the Villas Uphill

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Take home a free virgin organic massage oil with the purchase of any package, or simply take 10% off any single service! Claimed _____________

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Cork Wine Bar

Sulu Plaza Thai One Free glass of Food Ice Tea for each Meal

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Tirta Spa / Prashant Spa Discover the “TIRTA SPA EARTH DAY EVERYDAY” campaign program and enjoy discounts on early appointments Claimed _____________

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Hotels & Resorts White Beach, Boat Station 1 White Beach, Boat Station 1 is the North section of White Beach that is home to some of the top luxury resorts on Boracay. Almost all the resorts are directly on the beach, and offer most in-house services that you would expect from high end resorts. The footpath ends, and you must walk directly down the beach to arrive at the central action of Station 2.

White Beach, Boat Station 2 Boat Station 2 is the restaurant, shopping, and entertainment heart of White Beach. Here you can find some of the high-end resorts, and many of the popular pubs and bars. D’Mall is also here, a collection of 100 small tourist shops and restaurants that stretch all the way to the main road. This is shopping central, and where a lot of the action takes place.

White Beach, Boat Station 3


White Beach, Boat Station 3 was the last section of White Beach to be developed. Most of the remaining White Beach budget and native style bungalows are located here, although recently more upscale resorts and services have been developed to take advantage of this more relaxed atmosphere. It is the quietest part of White Beach. There are some excellent value accommodations, as well as a few of the nicest White Beach Resorts.

Bulabog Beach Bulabog Beach is the 2.5km long water sports beach of Boracay, and is located on the east side of the island. It is home for much of the windsurfing and kite boarding,and also has jet skis, parasailing and boating of all types. It is a 5 minute walk to D’Mall, 10 minutes to White Beach. There are some resorts here as well. The beach is protected by an offshore coral reef. It is less developed and quieter than White Beach. “Number One kite boarding beach in Asia.”

Off White Beach Off White Beach there are various other accommodations, including some of the top luxury resorts nestled away in private, if you are looking to stay away from the hustle and bustle of White Beach. There are a variety of resorts for every budget around the island and most have shuttle services to and from White Beach.



Location Address: Bulabog (Mt. Luho) Boracay, Malay, Aklan Map 5 Tel. No.: (036) 288-4792 Page 24 Email: B-3 Website:



Location Address: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3020 | (Fax) (036) 288-3017 Page 19 Email: E-3 Website:



Location Address: Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island, Philippines Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3233 | 288-3067 (Fax) Email: | Page 19 H-4 Website: Like/Add us on Facebook /



Address: Boracay Eco-village Resort Tourism Economic Zone, Location Map 7 Yapak, Boracay Island Tel. No.: (036) 288-5826 | 288-5825 | 288-4118 Page 15 Email: B-2 Website: /



Location Address: Station 3 Sitio Angol, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5053 | 288-5055 | 288-5058 (Telefax) Page 22 Email: B-4 Website:



Location Address: Tulubhan, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island Map 7 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5232 | 288 2000 Email: Page 15 D-6 Website:



Location Address: Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3140 Page 19 Email: G-2 Website:



Location Address: Station 3 Main Road, Boracay Island Map 3 Tel. No.: (036) 288 3442 (Fax) (036) 288 3441 Page 21 Email: G-2 Website:


hy is Oro Beach Resort the best choice for you? Do W you require spacious rooms complete with a full range of amenities? Looking for spacious verandahs where you can breathe in the fresh sea air and be reborn into island life?

Oro Beach Resort‌ Paradise found.

Location Address: Station 3 Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3303 | 288-4627 (Fax) Page 22 Email: A-4 Website: us at Station 1 in our recently constructed Jyouoin amenity-rich resort. Our Beachfront Cabanas give the opportunity to enjoy white beach while sipping


on a tropical drink. Las Brisas offers all that you could hope for on your dream holiday.

Location Address: Station 1 Boracay Island Map 1 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3085 | 288-4268 (Fax) Page 16 Email: C-5 Website:

39 njoy pure comfort at an affordable price. Located right in the heart of Boracay’s fine dining and relaxation center, Boracay Peninsula is a beachfront favorite. Let us be your one stop shop of vacation comfort and convenience.


Location Address: Station 2 Boracay Island Map 3 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3145 | 260-2338 | 260-2298 (Fax) Page 20 Email: A-4 Website:


Location Address: Station 2 Boracay Island Map 3 Tel. No.: (036) 288-1777 Page 20 Website: A-4



Location Address: Station 1, Boracay Island Map 1 Tel. No.: 0918 5754391 (Reservation) Page 17 Website: F-3



Address: Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Location Tel. No.: (036) 288-3794 to 97 Fax No.: (036) 288-3016 Map 1 Email:, Page 17 F-4 Website:



Location Address: Station 3, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3313 | 0917-242-0833 (Mobile) Page 22 Email: C-3 Website:



Location Address: Sitio Ambulong, Manoc-manoc, Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5234 Email: Page 22 Facebook: FAITH VILLAGE NEW LIFE CONFERENCE CENTER A-3



Location Address: Station 1, Boracay Island (Right beside the new Astoria and Yellow Cab/Havaianas) Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3548 Manila Sales Office (632) 332-6511, 414-4065 Page 18 Email: C-3 Website:



Location Address: Station 1 Boracay Island Map 1 Tel. No.: (036) 288-4888 Manila Sales Office (632) 332-6511, 414-4065 Email: Page 17 F-3 Website:


Location Address: Station 2, White Beach Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-6129, 288-3301 Email: Page 19 G-4 Website:



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is a sprawling Mediterranean inspired resort located right at the heart of Station 2. Walking through the breezy corridors or lounging on our airy common verandas is enough to make you feel the holiday ambience. We are affordable luxury offering positive memorable experiences here on the island.

Location Address: Station 2 Manggayad, Balabag, Boracay Island Map 3 Tel. No.: (036) 288 4085 to 86; 288 4380; 288 4379 (FAX) Page 20 Email: C-2 Website:



Location Address: Sitio Campong, Brgy. Canyayo, Santa Fe, Romblon Tablas Mobile: 0999 6643917 Email: Island, Website: Romblon Facebook: by the sea resort - tablas island



Location Address: Station 3, Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3107 | 09196192583 (Mobile) Page 22 Email: C-4



Location Address: 0390 Bulabog beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Map 5 Tel. No.: 0999-507-4611 (Mobile) Page 25 Email: F-4 facebook funpage:



Location Address: Station 1, Boracay Island Map 1 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3150, 359 8233 Fax (036) 288 4404 Email: Page 17 Website:, F-4


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Shopping White Beach


After a delicious meal why not work off the calories with a bit of shopping. Take the time to walk white beach end to end to find some of the unique shops Boracay has to offer. As you leisurely stroll white beach you will be approached by men from the Muslim Vendors Association selling sunglasses, pearls, model sailboats, fake watches, belts and numerous other trinkets. There are a few stalls offering made to order bracelets customized with your name or whatever wording you decide upon. There will also be other people with laminated cue cards selling scuba diving, water sports, sailboat adventures and other activities. There are other services you will be offered as you enjoy your walk such as pedicures and manicures, beach side massages, henna tattoos, and hair braiding. Sometimes it can get frustrating hearing the same sales pitch over and over again, but just smile and shake your head‌ relax you are on vacation.


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D’Mall D’Mall is a one stop shopping experience for everyone’s needs and desires. Starting at Budget mart on the main road all the way through to white beach you will find designer clothes, pharmacies, souvenir shops, travel agents, optical and dental services, fantastic European Deli (Heidiland-page 57) not to mention upscale and budget restaurants and a number of fine happy hour establishments. From Crafts supermarket/department store heading towards white beach you will find a wet market offering all kinds of fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood. There are also cell phone repair vendors, souvenir shops, an alcohol store and some budget friendly hotels and restaurants. Find everything you want and more at D’Mall, located in Balabag (station 2).

D’Talipapa This “small market place” is by no means small as suggested by its Tagalog name. With numerous alleyways you can maneuver around for an afternoon of shopping for all the souvenirs you can carry. There are vendors selling fresh veggies, fruits, meat and seafood for you to cook up yourself as well as many of the restaurants in the marketplace will cook to your pallets content. Remember to wear your bartering cap to get the best possible prices.


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Plazoleta is a nice central shopping area located on white beach in the middle of station 2. Juice bar and Lonely Planet coffee shop corner post the market and as you continue through you will find shops offering unique art, tattoos, leather goods, investment opportunities, used books, Thai food and a newly opened Eco friendly store that sells unique products from around the Philippines that are good for you and the environment. There are also bathrooms located in the back past Siam Thai food restaurant. BORACAY COMMUNITY MARKET at the Plazoleta on white beach. Every Saturday from 10am - 2pm with sellers coming from the mainland and within the Boracay Island community to display a wide range of regionally produced goods and attention-grabbing services. The Boracay Community Market really does provide a fresh and colourful start to a Saturday morning. Organizers promise Yummy Food, Original Products and many smiley happy people.

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Oh Oh

Thank You


You’re welcome

Walang anuman





Good morning

Magundang umaga

Good afternoon

Magundang hapon

Good evening

Magundang gavi

How are you?

Ca moose ta ka?

How much is this?

Magkano poe ito?

Too Expensive

So barang mahal

Can I have a discount?

Ta wad poe?

No problem

Walang problema

One more beer please?

Pweday isa pa na beer?

Partially developed duck Masarap ang balot! fetus tastes great!


Location Address: Unit 11 at D’Mall Boracay, Balabang Map 6 Tel. No.: (036) 288-1766 Page 27 F-10


Boracay Restaurants If there is anything on Boracay that helps to complement the splendor of its beaches, it most definitely is the amazing selection of flavors available at it’s many savory restaurants. Over the years people from around the world have come to Boracay and fallen in love with the island lifestyle and then decided to open restaurants featuring cuisine from their home countries. This gives the Boracay menu a variety seen in few other places. Whether eating at a marketplace restaurant, devouring all you can eat at one of the many BBQ restaurants or relaxing inside one of the more upscale establishments, you will surely be in flavor heaven. Some flavors you can find here on the island are, Thai, Greek, Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, Moroccan, Norwegian, German, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Canadian, Korean, French, British and of course Filipino. Bon appetite!



Location Address: Station 1 (Between Free Willy Dive Shop and Hawaiian BBQ) Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5340 | 0939-2034-436 (Cellphone) Page 18 Email: C-4



Location Address: D’Mall, Boracay Map 6 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5940 Page 27 Email: D-9 Website:




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Location Address: Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island, Philippines Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3233 | 288-3067 (Fax) Email: | Page 19 H-4 Website: Like/Add us on Facebook /



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Thai Food

Location Address: Station 3 Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-3400 Page 22 Email: A-4 Website:



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Address: D’Mall Stall 117, Phase 4, Boracay Island Tel. No.: (036) 288-6781 Email: Website:



Location Address: Station 1 Balabag, Boracay Island Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288-4477 Page 18 Email: D-4 Website:



Location Address: Calle Remedios, Sitio Manggayad Map 3 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5786 Page 21 Email: E-3 Website:



Location Address: Escondido Beach Resort - Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island Map 1 Tel. No.: (036) 288-4777 | 09226401981 (Mobile) Page 17 Email: G-3 Website:


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Location Address: D’Mall Boracay Island Map 6 Tel. No.: (036) 288 5928 Page 27 Email: E-8



Location Address: Station 3, Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5447 Email: Page 22 C-4 Website:


10% discount on all food items, valid for Boracay Branch only

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Location Address: Station 1, Main Road (Across Crowne Prince Regency) Map 2 Page 18 Mobile: 0928 6010455 D-3 Website:


Top 10 things to do in Boracay 1. Have your hair braided 2. Get a henna tattoo 3. Go island hopping 4. Join a sunset cruise 5. Have a massage 6. Visit Puka beach 7. Do a wreck dive 8. Drink straight out of a coconut 9. Have a Boracay beach crawl 10. Eat seafood BBQ



Location Address: Front of Departure Area, G.P. Ramos Airport, Caticlan, Malay Aklan See Map on Page Tel. No.: (036) 288-7661 10 Website:




Bars, Pubs & Clubs


If you love the nightlife, Boracay is a smorgasbord of all things that go Boom in the night! Almost everywhere has a happy hour with most starting at 5 through 7, however there are some that start earlier and go later. With tropical drinks served direct to your room, beach cabana or even at sunken pool bars you can enjoy paradise with a buzz at any hour of day or night. Station 3 has some more down to earth reggae vibe style bars, try Red Pirates for excellent music, people and atmosphere. Every Friday there is a BBQ on the beach which is occasionally accompanied by live music. Jungle Bar has relocated to Bulabog beach where you can find regular sunset drum and native instrument jams. The full moon parties are not to be missed! Station 2 has a vibrant live music scene starting with Regency’s full band on the beach, followed by Boracay Garden Resort which has a live show sing along style buffet restaurant. The Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel also has a full band you can enjoy while dining. Summer Place has different musical events along with DJ’s and, it’s usually one of the last parties going on every night. D’Hobbit House has nightly performers. Bom Bom and Pat’s Creek offer a very relaxed reggae environment with nightly performers and an occasional friendly poker game. Mint also has live music directly on the beach. Bamboo Lounge has regular fire dancers who will light your cigarette while twirling fire in your face, if you are brave enough. A great new



restaurant, lounge and dance club has recently opened next to Nigi Nigi Nu Noos called Deja Vu. Delicious fusion cuisine and specialty cocktails exclusive to this fine establishment make for a great time day or night. Station 1 has occasional live music at Ariel’s House and some of the larger resorts also have live music such as Fridays Boracay. Cocomangas offers full moon parties, dancing and a special selection of 15 shooters that upon completion…. If you are still standing, will receive a plaque on the wall and a T-shirt. Guilly’s Island offers great food, dancing and lounging on White Beach and is open late. If you’re looking for an action packed dance style of night life try Juice Bar in Plazoleta. If you’re looking to find where the expats congregate, try Crafty’s rooftop Bar above Crafts Supermarket, Rumbas in D’mall and Nigi Nigi Nu Noos in station 2. Exit Bar, located between Bom Bom and Red Coconut has a great mix of locals, divers, kiteboarders and all around interesting people. A new wine bar called Cork has recently opened in Boracay Regency Lagoon offering a large selection of wines, imported Beers and Cheese Tapas. Best time to party? Every night! However a few times of year stand out as the best since a lot of money is put into brand promotion so you can expect party grandeur. Come for Halloween, Christmas/ New Year week and Holy week (Easter) if you want to see some of the best parties in the world.


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Location Address: Station 2, Main Road Map 3 Tel. No.: 0906 2772535 Page 20 Email: Facebook: Cork Boracay C-2



Address: Station 1 0609 Main Road, Boracay Island 5608 Tel. No.: (036) 288-6384 Website: Cocomangas Pizza Hotline: 288-4455 Free Delivery


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Spa and Massage There are many ways to treat yourself to a relaxing spa or massage on Boracay. For the budget traveler, there are many independent women that will walk down the beach and offer massages right on the sand. (300 PhP). There are also numerous massage stations on the footpath (350 PhP). There are some hotels that have massage houses on the beach that also offer quality massages. Some hotels offer in-house massage services on the beach or in your room. If you are looking for a spa, try Yasuragi in station 3 for massage, wet and dry saunas and a Jacuzzi. Also try newly opened Bella Isa for beautification treatments and excellent massages. For excellent in your resort massage treatments call Body & Sole. For more upscale treatments, try Lava Stone, Poseidon Spa, Mandala Spa or Tirta Spa


The tranquil grounds, friendly staff and lava stone massage help you melt into paradise. Enjoy an amazing two-hour massage and burn away the stress. Lava Stone Spa is an experience not to be missed.


Location Address: Sitio Lugutan (near Kingfisher’s Farm), Manoc-Manoc, Map 3 Boracay Island, Malay Aklan Page 21 Tel. No.: (036) 288-6862 | 09165391969 (Reservations Manager) H-1 Email:



Location Address: Station 3 White Beach (accessible by Angol Point Road) Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5320 Email: Page 22 D-5 Website:



Location Address: Station 3, Beach Front, Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-1381 (reservations) Email: Page 22 Website: D-5



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Location Address: 2F Crown Regency Business Center: Station 2, Main Map 3 Road (Infront of Allied Bank and Boracay Tropics), 5608 Page 21 Tel. No.: (036) 288-1337 | 0906-4669239 (Mobile) E-1



Diving is extremely popular around Boracay. The waters surrounding Boracay have excellent sites for beginners and experienced divers alike. The waters are packed with vibrant fish and reefs, wreck sites, caves and canyons. There are 30+ great dive sites within 30 minutes of Boracay. Diving is year round, although the best diving is considered to be January to June. PADI Discovery Dives (no license required) is around Php3,000 and PADI open water certification courses at around Php20,000. Other courses available are advanced open water, advanced plus, Yapak IV Bat Cave rescue through dive master, as well as drift diving, night diving, cave Yapak III Yapak II 5 diving, deep diving, and wreck Yapak I diving... just to name a few! Punta Bunga Ilig-Iligan My Boracay Guide would like to thank Dustin and Blue Mango Diving Baling-Hai I for the following information. The Baling-Hai II Blue Mango establishment is a dive center, boutique hotel, and Friday’s Rock restaurant. 4 Friday Reef Virgin Drop

Red Coco

2 Ship Wreck

Tulubhan Reef

(Camia II)

Coral Garden

Crystal Cove Island

Tambisaan Reef


1 Angol Point

Channel Steps Nasog Point Dog Reef I Dof Reef II Buruanga Black Rock

Crocodile Reef Laurel Island II (Crystal Cove) Laurel Island I (Crystal Cove)



Location Address: D’Mall Boracay Island (Entrance from Crafts 100 meters) Map 6 Telefax.: (036) 288-4429 Page 27 Email: G-8 Website:


Photo taken by Leif-Roar Kjerstad

Friendly & professional dive shop located right on Boracay’s famous White Beach. We offer the full range of PADI programs from 2 hour DSD experiences all the way to Assistant Instructor. Courses start any time. Multiple daily boat trips to the great variety of dive sites on Boracay in small groups guided by knowledgeable dive pros! The instructor staff of DiveGurus are all enthusiastic divers who are also specialists in different aspects of diving.


Location Address: Station 3 Boracay Island Map 4 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5486 | 288-5469 | (63) 9189193830 (Mobile) Page 22 Email: B-4 Website:



Location Address: White Beach, Boracay Island Tel.: (036) 288-3206 Fax.: (036) 288 3478 Map 3 Email: Page 21 E-4 Website:



Address: Tabon Point, Caticlan, Malay, Aklan Location mobile: 0918.911.81.34 Map 7 Email/Facebook Account: Page 15 Website: F-7


Things to Do Skimboarding

Skimboarding has come to Boracay in a big way. Skimboarding is a clean and cheap sport, and has become popular along White Beach. It’s fun and easy to learn, but takes time and practice to master. It makes for a fun afternoon, and is great exercise. You can rent skimboards for 200 PhP per hour, and they will show you how to use them. There are skimboard shops all down White Beach.

ATV/Off-road buggies These can be rented on an hourly basis to cruise around the northern part of the island. They are available at several shops north of station 1. Stop at Everland Aviary Park and see the Butterfly Farm and all kinds of Tropical Birds and Mt. Luho viewpoint to take some spectacular scenic shots of the island.

Kiteboarding Kiteboarding is one of the most popular watersports on Boracay, with a growing community devoted to this extreme sport. During the November to March season, Bulabog Beach is transformed into Asia’s best kiteboarding beach, due to the unique wave breaking reefs and ideal wind situations. There are numerous competitions and events here as well. The kiteboarding scene that has sprung from these conditions is rapidly increasing in popularity, and people are coming here from all over the world. Introductory courses start at around Php2,900. Equipment rentals are available at all of the many kite shops along Bulabog beach.

Kingfisher’s Farm


Behind boat station 3 near Bulabog Beach. You can fish for your lunch in a very relaxing environment. The staff will grill up your catch.

Beach Volleyball Games happen all over White Beach as well as a few spots on Bulabog beach. These friendly matches usually happen during the cooler times of day.

Standup Paddle Boarding Paddleboarding offers all the excitement of being on a surfboard while exploring the islands crystal clear water from a different perspective. When the waves pick up you can also ride the surf.

Gym There are gyms at Boracay Garden Resort, Patio Pacific, Boracay Holiday and the Regency. Entrance fees include use of the swimming pool as well.

Boxing Manny Pacquiao has inspired many in the Philippines to be the next contender. Boracay’s first Boxing Club just started in September 2009 at the very end of Bulabog Beach. If you are looking to be the next Pacquiao or just want to get some exercise then who wouldn’t want to be training right on the beach? Come to get some pointers on your punches or burn off all the drinks and amazing food Boracay has to offer. For more details call Barry at 09215845456.


Adventures If you are looking for a truly memorable experience try sailing in luxury on a 42 ft Fountaine Pajot Venezia Catamaran. This gorgeous cruising catamaran is fully equipped to provide you with unlimited voyaging on wide open oceans, while enjoying comfort and safety in all conditions. Daily excursions are available weather permitting, for more information see page 131 If you are looking for something a little more adventurous then try a mainland eco tour where you will trek inside an ancient cave with sparkling stalactites and then cool off in a pristine natural cold spring. For an adventure a little closer to your resort try the horseback riding! See pages 132.

Zipline Zip down above tropical jungle and a pristine white beach, enjoying a spectacular view with a spike of adrenaline that will make for an everlasting memory. With an elevation of 80 feet above sea level and a cable length of 300 meters, it is designed to enable two riders to simultaneously traverse from top to bottom of an inclined cable by being attached with harnesses and pulleys. See page 130

Inter-Island Tour One of the top things to do in Boracay is the inter-island tour, also known as Island hopping. You can experience diving and snorkeling, fishing, and a picnic lunch in various spots around Boracay, and a number of neighboring islands. Crystal Cove is one of these islands and undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip. True to its name, this 2.5 hectare island is blessed with crystal clear waters which you can admire from shore or immerse yourself in a tropical wonderland. You can also swim into two coves which the island has to offer. The 200 pesos entry fee is definitely worth the experience! UnearthingAsia. com (see page 107)

Boracay Yoga


Release the stress and find the path to inner peace. Try some yoga! Boracay Yoga is a consortium of yoga teachers and teaching assistants who conduct yoga classes “in paradise” on Boracay Island, Philippines. Boracay Yoga welcomes each and every visitor, practitioner, or guest teacher to partake in Boracay Yoga activities. Boracay Yoga is open to all styles of Yoga and invites guest teachers who would be interested in conducting workshops, 63 917 624-9942

Fairways and Bluewater. Golf and so much more… The butterfly garden, at the entrance to Fairways, is a great way to start your day. The garden features numerous species of butterflies as well as a few fruit bats and a resident owl. If you are interested in a more adventurous tour, try horseback riding along jungle trails down to a private secluded beach. There is also a truly unique cave chapel that is worth a look. For golfers, The Graham Marsh designed 18-hole, par 72 golf course may be exactly what you are looking for.



Location Address: (Across from Fairways, past Diniwid) Map 7 Balabag, Boracay Island Tel. No.: (036) 288-4273 Page 15 B-3 Email:




Location Address: Station 1, Boracay Island Map 2 Tel. No.: (036) 288 - 5665 Page 18 Email: A-4



Location Address: Pinaungon Balabag, Boracay Island Map 1 Tel. No.: (036) 288 - 5445 | (63) 9207195608 (Mobile) Page 16 Email: B-1



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Address: Bulabog Beach Tel. No.: (036) 288-3766 Email: Website:


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Address: Station 1, Boracay Island Tel. No.: (036) 288-6102 Habagat (036) 2885787 | 09105711274 Email:


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Location Address: Bulabog, Boracay Island, Philippines Tel. No.: (036) 288-3876 Map 5 Mobile: (63) 9089081653 (Matthias) (63) 9273434071 (Simone) Page 24 Email:, B-4 Website:



Location Address: Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island Map 5 Tel. No.: (036) 288-5353 Francois, Fumi or Uli Page 24 Email: D-4 Website:



Location Address: See White Beach Maps for location See White Tel. No.: (036) 288-4599 | 09177233172 / 09184905619 (Mobile) Beach Maps Email: for locaction Website:


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Location Address: Surfers Home Boracay, Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island Map 5 Tel. No.: (036) 288-4787 Page 24 Email: D-4 Website:


125 lowest prices for hotels and resorts


EMERGENCY NUMBERS Bureau of Immigration 036 288 5267 Department of Tourism 036 506 0094 Fire Department 198 (24-hour Hotline) Hospital 036 288 3041 Lifeguard Command Center 036 288 3689| 60 PCGA Rescue 036 506 3486 Philippine Coast Guard 036 506 6150 Police 036 288 3036 | 288 6940 | 288 4392 AIRLINES Airline Name

Cebu Pacific Boracay Traveller’s Philippine Airlines Seair ZestAir BANKS Bank Name

Allied Bank of the Philippines Bank of the Philippine Islands Metrobank

Phone No.

036 288 7542 036 288 1982 036 288 5995 036 288 6828 036 288 3465 Phone No.

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036 288 3669


036 288 6612


036 288 4868


DRUGSTORES Drugstore Name

Phone No.

Map Ref.

7 Stars Byssche Pharmacy Farmacia Gomez Boracay Lying In and Diagnostic Center Clinica De Boracay Island Clinic Boracay and Diagnostic Center

036 288 4448 036 288 3263 036 288 5390

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036 288 1398


036 288 4280


FOUNDATIONS Foundation Name

Boracay Chamber of Commerce Boracay Foundation Inc. Kiwanis Rotary Club of Boracay

Phone No.

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036 288 6299


9085701080 036 288 5222

BARS & RESTAURANTS Bar/Restaurant Name

Aria Bamboo Lounge Bay Leaf Cafe Bei Kurt und Magz Bite Club Blue Mango Bom Bom Boracay Breeze Boracay De Paris Boracay Garden Resort Boracay Holiday

Phone No.

036 288 5573 036 288 3161 09286010455 036 288 5447 036 288 5947 036 288 5170 036 288 4795 036 288 5846 036 288 6063 036 288 6672 036 288 4379

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Bar/Restaurant Name

Boracay Water World Café del Sol Casa Pilar Charlh’s Bar Club Paraw Cococloco Cocomangas Shooter Cohiba Cook Cooking School Boracay Cork Crabhouse Crafty’s Rooftop CYMA Greek Taverna Dos Mestizos Deja Vu Epic Boracay Fish Bar Friday’s Gasthof Gerry’s Grill Golden Phoenix Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway Guilly’s Hama Japanese Hawaiian Bar-b-que Hobbit House Jammers Juice Jungle Bar Kasbah Kaseke Korean, Chinese, Japanese Restaurant La Isla Bonita La Reserve Beach Hotel Inc. Le Soliel Lemoni Café Levantin Loco Frio Manana Mexican Mango Ray (Swiss) MO2 Nigi Nigi ‘Too’ Ole One MGM Orchids Resort Paradiso Pat’s Creek Bar Real Coffee Red Coconut Red Pirates Regency Food Plaza Rumbas Sa’neh Thai Samba Sand Bar Seoul Mini Restaurant Shakey’s

Phone No.

036 288 5232

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036 288 6577 036 288 5178 036 288 6151 036 288 3028 036 288 6384 036 288 1897 036 288 1897

Map7-D6 Map6-C12 Map3-G3 Map3-D4 Map1-H4 Map4-C5 Map1-G4 Map5-B3 Map6-E8

036 288 4787


9062772535 036 288-4777 036 288 6857 036 288 4283 036 288 5786 09216900594 036 288 1477 036 288 4026 036 288 6200 036 288 6473 036 288 1459 036 288 2888

Map3-C2 Map1-G3 Map6-F1 Map6-F7 Map3-E3 Map3-C4 Map2-F4 Map6-D8 Map1-B5 Map6-G12 Map2-D4 Map3-G4

036 288 3548


036 288 4727 036 288 5978 036 288 2246 036 288 6687 036 288 5564 036 288 6917 036 288 1979 036 288 4790 036 288 5610

Map1-G4 Map6-D7 Map2-C4 Map6-C8 Map6-D12 Map3-B4 Map7-D6 Map1-C5 Map6-D10

036 288 5915


036 2883501


036 288 3020


036 288 6212 036 288 6781 0999 507 4611 036 288 1991 036 288 5405 036 288 6129 036 288 6111 036 288 3150 036 288 5940 036 288 3730 036 288 3313 033 288-6139 036 288 5312 036 288 5340 036 288 3758 036 288 5767 036 288 5915 036 288 5971 036 288 5610 036 288 4560 036 288 3161 036 288 6679 036 288 1777

Map3-A4 Map6-D9 Map5-F4 Map2-F2 Map2-D4 Map2-D4 Map3-B4 Map1-F4 Map6-D9 Map3-G2 Map4-D3 Map6-C12 Map2-F4 Map2-C4 Map2-F4 Map4-D5 Map3-B4 Map6-C8 Map6-D11 Map2-D3 Map2-D4 Map3-B2 Map3-A4

ACTIVITIES Bar/Restaurant Name

Siam Chili Food Smoke Steakhouse Boracay Sulu Plaza Summer Place Surfside Tanawin The Sitio Boracay True Food Indian Cuisine Valhalla Waling Waling Willy’s Windpia Bay Leaf Cafe Zuzuni 7 Stone DIVING Diving Center’s Name

Asia Divers Blue Mango Calypso Diving Dive Gurus Fisheye Divers WhiteBeach Diver

Phone No.

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036 288 1686 036 288 6014 036 288 6102 036 288 3400 036 288 3144 036 288 5049 036 288 6654 036 288 4888

Map3-B3 Map6-C10 Map2-E4 Map4-A4 Map2-H4 Map4-D5 Map5-A3 Map1-F3

036 288 3142 Map2-G4 036 288 5979 Map6-E8 036 288 5555 Map1-F4 036 288 3794 Map1-F4 036 288 3663 Map5-C4 0928 6010455 Map2-D3 036 288 4477 Map2-D4 036 288 1601 Map5-E4 Phone No.

036 288 4429 036 288 5170 036 288 3206 036 288 5486 036 288 6090 036 288 3809

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HOSPITALS Hospital Name

Barangay Balabag Health Center Boracay Island Emergency Hospital

Phone No.

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036 288 5624


036 288 3041


INTERNET SHOPS Internet Shop Name

ACE Wireless Station 168 Tourist Center

Phone No.

036 288 3138 036 288 5751 036 288 3704

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Phone No.

By the Sea Resort


Crystal Cove Island Glass Botom Boat Hinugtan Beach Resort Buruanga Red Pirates

9189118134 036 288-4599

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036 288-3142 036 288 5767

Real Estate

Phone No.

036 288 1536 036 288 5798

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Rebadulla Veterinary Clinic

Phone No.

036 288 5630

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Phone No.

Map Ref.

036 288 3888


036 288 4085


036 288 3974


Funboard Center Boracay

036 288-3876 Map5-B4

Glass Bottom Boat

036 288-4599 S1-S2-S3

GoKart Race

036 288 5445 Map1-B1

Habagat Kiteboarding Hangin Kiteboarding Isla Kiteboarding

036 288-6102 Map5-F4 036 288 1805 Map5-D4 036 288 5352 Map5-D4

Patio Pacific (Wall Climbing)

036 288 3888 Map2-D2

Red Coral (Best One) (ATV)

036 288 4273 Map7-B3

Reef Riders

036 260 2394 Map5-C4

Stand Up Paddle Tours

036 288 4787 Map5-D4

Tornado Jet Boat

036 288 5665 Map2-A4

Tribal Adventure

036 288 3207 Map2-E3


036 288 3663 Map5-D4

SPAS & MASSAGES Spa & Massages Name

Bella Isa Spa Lava Stone Spa Mandala Spa & Villas My Fish Spa Parshant Spa Poseidon Spa Tirta Spa Yasuragi Relaxation Spa Body & Sole

Phone No.

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036 288 1381 036 288 6862

Map4-D5 Map3-H1

036 288 5857


036 288 2035 036 288 6841 036 288 3616 036 288 6841

Map2-F2 Map7-D6 Map1-B1 Map7-D6

036 288 5320


036 288 1337


WATER REFILLING STATION Water Refilling Station Name


REAL ESTATE Aqua SPR Real Estate


Alpha Fitness Center (Gym) Boracay Holiday Fitness Center (Gym) Fairways & Bluewater (Golf and Horseback Riding)

Phone No.

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Boracay Day Spring 036 288 6362 Map2-D2 Napa Spring 036 288 4978 Map3-F1 WINE & LIQOURS Wine & Liqour Name

Aloja Delicatessen Heideland Deli Ralph's Wine & Spirits Ram's House of Wine

Phone No.

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036 288 3214 Map3-B2 036 288 5939 Map6-D7 036 288 6394 Map6-E9 036 288 4975 Map6-F7



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